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Treasures of the Turf. The Fine and Decorative Arts of Horseracing.

Christopher Garibaldi Wednesday 06 March 2019

From the late seventeenth century to the modern period, this lecture looks at the development of the sport of horseracing in England through its associated cultural material. Using the wealth of paintings, archive material and decorative art objects associated with and depicting the Sport of Kings, the lecture will take as its starting point the earliest origins of the sport including the development of Newmarket and the Jockey Club as racing's headquarters. Treasures of the Turf also explores other influential racing circuits.

Christopher Garibaldi is a Director of the National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket. From 1998 to 2003, he was Senior Curator and Assistant Keeper of Art (Decorative Art) at Norwich Castle Museum and from 1997 to 1998 was Curator for the exhibition George Wickes of Bury St Edmunds.

From 1994 to 1997, he catalogued the silver in the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Speaker's Residence, the House of Commons.  

Image:  Epsom Grand Stand - The Winner of the Derby Race.  James Pollard 1908

Source:  Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain